#WWWWednesday: 07 August

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be talking about:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

What did you read last?

So you know how I said in my last post that my group read for A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult probably wasn’t happening anymore? Well, coincidentally after I posted someone revived the group chat and I had to rush this read, but it was very easy to speed through. I’ve loved Jodi Picoult since I discovered her in high school so I’m very comfortable with her writing style — the detailed research that goes into her work is very obvious but she also knows how to tug on your heart strings! This wasn’t an easy read due to the topics that were covered, mainly abortion, but it was very well done. My review is coming up right after this! πŸ˜‰

What are you currently reading?

So… This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel was supposed to be another group read in July, but for some reason I just kept pushing it back. I actually started it on Sunday night, while the discussion was supposed to take place Monday morning (for my time zone), so I did miss the group chat and as it turns out, I’m really struggling to get through this book. It’s not because I don’t like it. I am enjoying it but there’s something about the writing style that is making me struggle to pick it up again after putting it down for work and life things. I like the characters; Poppy is so precious, Penn is my favorite fairytale spinning and magic loving dad, and it makes my heart hurt (in a good way!) and soar when her brothers support her 100%. They’re a beautiful and incredibly sweet family although by no means are they perfect. STILL, I’m struggling to get through this. I’m so tempted to pick up something else but I have a feeling that if I do, I’ll never finish this πŸ₯Ί

What will you read next?

In the spirit of kicking off ARC August well into the second week of the month (I’ve always been late for everything so of course it extends to my book life too), I’m hoping to read at least two of these by the end of this week! Let’s see how I manage because right now, it’s looking like a bit of a stay in struggle town. Yikes! …Oh no, this isn’t the makings of a book slump is it?! 😩

What are you currently reading? How do you deal with an impending book slump?! Leave me a comment and let’s chat πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday: 07 August

  1. Sorry to hear you’re struggling with This Is How It Always Is. I’ve definitely had books like that, where they’re not bad but they’re just hard to get through for whatever reason. TH1RT3EN sounds like a really interesting book! Love the tagling. But noooo you’re not allowed to go into a slump. I just came out of one myself, and I will pull you back out of it with me kicking and screaming if I have to. xD

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    1. I definitely think it’s a case of it’s not you it’s me for TIHIAI. I really love what this book is about and how it can open up discussions around such an important and relevant issue today. But I think there’s something about the meandering writing style that frustrated me a bit? I just finished it today (after A WEEK!) and I’m struggling to choose what to read next. It’s that scary almost-slump phase! Haha

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      1. I hear you. Sometimes a book seems fine plot-wise, but it’s hard to get into the writing. Every author writes differently, and you’re not going to like every style, unfortunately. I’ve had several of those lately, where the plot was fine, but I just had trouble getting into the writing.

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        1. True story! Either way, I’m glad that I did read it but I’m also glad that it’s over πŸ™ƒ Haha I’m still trying to decide what to read next and the lingering book slump feels making me feel indecisive is killing me! πŸ˜‚

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  2. The Jodi Picoult book just looks summery with that cover- I immediately thought of sparklers haha! Although between the cover image and the word Spark in the title I shouldn’t be surprised I guess! πŸ™‚

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    1. I always think of sparklers too when I see this cover haha but compared to the other cover, which is all bright pastel colors, I think this one fits the more serious content of the book more!

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  3. I am reading Sword of Destiny which is part of The Witcher series. I am really enjoying the fantasy world this author created.

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